Past conferences

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2009

Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference, 31 November - 3 December 2009, Napier New Zealand
160 delegates, three days, two stream conference with posters, trade display
Australian Institute of Animal Management Annual Conference, 14-16 October 2009 Geelong Victoria
175 delegates, three days one stream conference, trade display
The Crawford Fund Annual International Conference 2009, Parliament House Canberra
One day conference, dinner and breakfast in Parliament House, trade display
Association of Pet Dog Trainers, 3-5 October 2009 Bankstown Sydney
340 delegates, three days of conference, small trade displays
General Practice Education and Training Convention, 2-9 September 2009, Adelaide SA
495 delegates, 14 trade booths, seven concurrent sessions, 450 to conference dinner, multi meetings either side of the convention drawing a further 160 attendees.
UNIFEM/ALOLA joint fundraising breakfast
300 delegates for breakfast at Canberra Southern Cross Club
Australian Association of Career Counsellors Conference, 15-17 April 2009, Melbourne
440 delegates, 29 trade booths, 6 concurrent sessions
Tertiary-To-Work Graduate Career Fair, Canberra  3 April 2009
78 exhibition booths and over 1300 students entering the exhibit at the National Convention Centre
UNIFEM International Womens' Day Lunch 5 March 2009
890+ guests for lunch at the National Convention Centre Canberra

2008

International Invasive Bird Conference Fremantle WA, Maritime Museum 1 – 4 December 2008
56 delegates, 14 countries represented
Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference (AWMS) Fremantle WA 24-27 November 2008
212 delegates, 4 day - 2 stream conference, small trade displays, onsite dinner and Icebreaker BBQ
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Conference, Sydney 31 October – 2nd November
260 delegates, small trade exhibit, 3 day event.
Australian Institute of Animal Management Conference, Darwin 15-17 October 2008
170 delegates, three day one stream conference. Offsite function at Mindil Markets, Gala Dinner onsite
AMRRIC Conference, Holiday Inn Darwin, 14 October 2008
55 delegates, one day one stream conference
WACE-ACEN Asia Pacific Conference, Manly Sydney , 31 September 2008 - 3 October 2008
330 delegates, 8 concurrent sessions, 169 presenters, International conference with dinner at Sydney Opera House with transport via Manly Ferry
General Practice Education and Training Convention, Wollongong, 27-28 August 2008
460 delegates, 18 trade booths, 6 concurrent sessions, Conference dinner (talent quest)
Australasian Vertebrate Pests Conference, 10-13 June 2008, Sky City Darwin
320 delegates, 9 trade booths, Conference dinner on the lawns and function at Mindil Markets
UNIFEM International Womens Day Lunch, 6 March 2008

960 guests for lunch at the National Convention Centre Canberra

Our Albert Hall 80th Birthday celebrations, 10 March 2008

Celebrations included a number of stage performances and entertainers/street acts throughout the venue, during the day.  Attracted in excess of 2000 public visitors.

Australian Association of Career Counsellors Conference, March 2008, Hobart

450 delegates, 7 concurrent streams, 29 trade booths

Tertiary-To-Work Graduate Career Fair, Canberra  3 April 2008

83 exhibition booths and over 1300 students entering the exhibit.

2007

Australasian Wildlife Management Society, December 2007 Shine Dome Canberra

190 delegates, trade displays, single stream conference.

AIAM Annual Conference, October 2007, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

235 delegates, 16 trade booths, 3 days of conference – one stream.

National GPET Convention, August 2007, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

440 delegates, 15 trade booths, 3 days of pre and post meetings and 2 days of conference with seven concurrent streams both days.

Australian Association of Career Counsellors 17th National Career Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Perth

460 delegates with 19 trade booths. Seven concurrent streams over three days.

UNIFEM International Womens Day Lunch - 10 March 2007, Rydges Lakeside, Canberra

800 attendees for lunch. Multiple sponsorships and $22K funds raised for UNIFEM.

2006

National Water Initiatives Conference, Land & Water Australia, Parliament House, Canberra
Two day event - 258 national delegates.
Urban Animal Management Conference, Wrest Point Casino, Hobart
Three day event -  169 delegates, 7 trade booths.
 
National General Practice Education and Training Convention, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
Two day event with 437 delegates, 25 trade booths. Seven concurrent streams - three days of pre and post conference meetings for 200 pax.
Animal Management in Rural and Remote Communities
200 delegates, small trade presence. One stream over five days. Offsite social functions.
AACC06 International, Australian Association of Career Counsellors Conference, Star City, Sydney
662 delegates, 29 trade booths, seven concurrent streams over three days. National and International delegates.
Irrigation Workshop, Rydges Hotel, Canberra
160 participants - national conference. Offsite dinner at National Museum of Australia.
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), International Women's Day Lunch, National Convention Centre, Canberra
629 participants
Maize Association of Australia, Regional Theatre, Griffith
178 participants, 19 trade booths. Five concurrent streams over three days. Offsite dinner.

2005

Cereal Rust Control Conference, Carrington Hotel, Katoomba
105 participants
National General Practice Education and Training Convention, Swiss Grand, Bondi, Sydney
360 participants, 15 trade booths
Tripartite Conference 2005, Carlton Crest Hotel, Sydney
Three day event, delegates, Trade Exhibition, seven concurrent sessions.
Urban Animal Management Conference, Rydges Hotel, Canberra
A three-day event 170 delegates. 8 Trade displays.
Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference, Wrest Point Casino, Hobart
A five day event attracting 210 delegates to Hobart. 8 Trade displays and social functions.
Pest Animal Control Conference, Coffs Harbour
Three day event, 160 delegates, small trade display held at the University.
Australian Association of Career Counsellors Conference, Rydges Hotel, Canberra
Three day event, 410 delegates, Trade Exhibition of 25 booths, six concurrent sessions.

2004

Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference, Kangaroo Island
A five day event attracting 210 delegates to the Kangaroo Island Town Hall . 8 Trade displays, field trip and social functions in the Kangaroo Island Yacht Club.
Australian Society of Association Executives Conference, Canberra Convention Centre
Conference for the Association Executive held over 2.5 days. 150 delegates attended with a trade exhibition hosting 30 booths.

2003

International Veterinary Behaviourists Meeting, Caloundra Cultural Centre, Sunshine Coast
150 delegates attended this event, predominantly international. Held to coincide with the Urban Animal Management Conference. Small trade exhibition associated with the event.

Urban Animal Management Conference, Caloundra Cultural Centre, Sunshine Coast

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities Conference
250 delegates attended this event held in conjunction with the Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities Conference and following on from the International Veterinary Behaviourists Meeting. Both conferences shared the venue and costs. Offsite field trips were organised for the last day of the conference and the usual conference dinner and BBQ were organised off site.

AVA Annual Conference, Cairns Convention Centre
A most successful event in Cairns with 1100 delegates attending. Maximum capacity in the venue with 11 concurrent sessions, 280 speakers. 56 trade booths filled the exhibition hall. The event was opened with an organised reef trip to which 250 delegates and guests attended.

2002

Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference, Camden, Sydney
A five day event attracting 180 delegates to the Camden Town Hall with sessions in Sydney University Veterinary Centre. Delegates were accommodated at the University.

Urban Animal Management Conference, Alice Springs Convention Centre

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities Conference
A particularly successful joint event in Alice Springs with 190 delegates attending. Four separate field trips were organised for the Friday afternoon including camel riding. The

AVA Annual Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre
Five day event attracting 1100 delegates. 12 concurrent sessions and 280 speakers. Large industry exhibition.

2001

Urban Animal Management Conference, Melbourne

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities Conference
The annual three day conference of the Urban Animal Management Advisory Group, hosting 250 delegates and 14 exhibition displays. 2 concurrent streams with workshop breakouts during one afternoon.

Wildlife Conservation Biology World Conference, Sydney Zoo
150 delegates both national and international attended this event. Held for five days, one stream, around 45 speakers. Organisation for this event included production of the proceedings.

Third Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference, Melbourne Convention Centre
1050 delegates attended in Melbourne. The facility had capacity for the 13 concurrent streams and 300 speakers presenting. 52 companies occupied the exhibition space. 

2000

Urban Animal Management Conference, Hobart
The annual Urban Animal Management Advisory Group 3-day conference attracting 150-200 delegates, with a target audience of Councillors, Animal Control Officers and others involved in the field of urban animal management. 

Animal Health in Australia Conference, Canberra
Provided a registration service for this event and coordination of speaker attendances.

10th International Congress of Pig Veterinarians, Melbourne Convention Centre
1400 delegates from 33 different countries. Large sponsor involvement with international companies exhibiting. Only 300 Australian participants, the rest from predominantly Europe. The conference dinner was held in the Tennis Centre which required transporting delegates in trams.

AVA Annual Conference, Observation City Hotel, Perth
800 delegates attending this event along with 55 companies occupying 48 exhibition booths. It was a tight squeeze in the venue, requiring quite a bit of shuffling to accommodate the 13 concurrent sessions and 300 speakers.

1999

Urban Animal Management Conference, ANA Hotel, Gold Coast
250 attended this event in the Gold Coast. Trade exhibition was larger than usual with 20 companies participating.

AVA Annual Conference, Wrest Point Casino, Hobart, Tasmania

World Small Animal Veterinary Dental Conference, Hobart, Tasmania
900 delegates and 300 speakers attended this five day joint event in Hobart, providing 12 concurrent session streams. A large industry exhibit incorporating 50 booths were set throughout the venue. All the usual facilities for an AVA conference were offered - two conference dinners, welcome function and guest programs.

1998

AVA Annual Conference, Sydney Convention Centre
800 delegates to this event. Around 280 speakers over the five days, 10 concurrent streams. Large industry exhibit.

World Association of Buiatrics Congress, Sydney Convention Centre
1350 delegates from 31 countries around the world of which 350 were Australian. 180 speakers and the conference provided translation for four different languages. Large industry exhibition with big international involvement. Extensive guest tours provided as well.

Urban Animal Management Conference, Perth
The annual Urban Animal Management Advisory Group 3-day conference attracting 150-200 delegates, with a target audience of Councillors, Animal Control Officers and others involved in the field of urban animal management. 

1997

Urban Animal Management Conference, Stamford Plaza, Adelaide, South Australia
The annual Urban Animal Management Advisory Group 3-day conference . This event attracted 250 delegates, and offered a range of off site field trips and workshops on day three.

Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations Congress, Cairns Conference Centre, Queensland
Undertook registration, accommodation and venue coordination for the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations Congress, held in Cairns in 24-29 August 1997. 650 delegates attended from 30 different countries across the world.

Urban Animal Management Conference, Stamford Plaza, Adelaide, South Australia
The annual Urban Animal Management Advisory Group 3-day conference attracting 150-200 delegates, with a target audience of Councillors, Animal Control Officers and others involved in the field of urban animal management. 

AVA Annual Conference, Brisbane Convention Centre, Queensland
800 delegates with 9 concurrent streams and 250 speakers over the course of the week. A large industry exhibit with approximately 45 booths.

1996

National Urban Animal Management Conference, Sydney
The annual Urban Animal Management Advisory Group 3-day conference attracting 150-200 delegates, with a target audience of Councillors, Animal Control Officers and others involved in the field of urban animal management. 

Pan Pacific Veterinary Conference, Christchurch Town Hall, New Zealand
The largest ever veterinary conference held in New Zealand, the Pan Pac was a joint venture of the Australian Veterinary Association and the New Zealand Veterinary Association. I was responsible for organisation and coordination of the venue, sessions, accommodation, delegate registrations, the trade exhibit incorporating some 60 exhibit stands, all promotions and budgeting through to financial wrap up for the event.

1995

National Urban Animal Management Conference, Radisson Hotel, Melbourne
The annual Urban Animal Management Advisory Group 3-day conference attracting 150-200 delegates, with a target audience of Councillors, Animal Control Officers and others involved in the field of urban animal management. 

Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, World Congress Centre, Melbourne
1,048 registered delegates and a further 300 accompanying persons. The Scientific Program involved over 300 speakers with 12 concurrent sessions each day over the period of one week. More than twenty different registration categories were catered for and a range of accommodation options from 4-star to budget, were offered to delegates. A large industry exhibit encompassing 56 company stands organised for this event.

1994

National Urban Animal Management Conference, Country Comfort Motel, Canberra
The annual Urban Animal Management Advisory Group 3-day conference attracting 150-200 delegates, with a target audience of Councillors, Animal Control Officers and others involved in the field of urban animal management. Single stream conference with up to six workshops and field trips providing varied practical programs for delegates. A small industry exhibit and a poster display provide delegates with extra interest. Management included production of conference proceedings - usually around 22 speakers. 

Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference, National Convention Centre, Canberra
This Conference attracted 850 delegates. Large Scientific Program with 250 speakers and 13 concurrent streams each day over the week. The industry exhibit provided space for 48 company stands.

1993

Urban Animal Management Conference, Penrith Leagues Club, Sydney New South Wales
180 delegates in a one stream conference held over three days. Program included a field trip for delegates and a conference dinner and BBQ.

Western Pacific Veterinary Conference, Darwin
Partial involvement with this event included production of the 100 page conference handbook.